Judith Streng, aged 77 from Flower Mound, Texas, was enjoying a trip of a lifetime visiting the infamous Diamond Beach in Iceland with her son when she spotted the perfect location for a quick Instagram photo.
A huge iceberg shaped like a throne fit for a real life Ice Queen.
Move over Elsa, Judith is the new Queen on the block or berg.
But things suddenly took a sinister turn when an unexpected wave carried poor Judith away from the safety of the shore.
Luckily her son was there to help his mother in her time of need. But not before he took a few more photos of his poor mom's plight to share with his daughter who in turn posted the whole hilarious tale on Twitter.
Diamond Beach in Iceland is an extremely popular spot with tourists from across the globe.
It is located by the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the South Coast of Iceland.
But why is it called the Diamond Beach?
And what makes it even more spectacular is the stark contrast of the ice with the black sanded beach.
The icebergs themselves come from the outlet glacier, Breiðamerkurjökull.
This spectacular location even has its own ice caves.
But apparently many did not get (or just chose to ignore) the memo.
And it certainty did not deter 77 year old Judith Streng from climbing aboard one last week.
It all started when she decided to visit Diamond Beach.
And it wasn't long before Judith spotted the perfect place for a quick pose.
Grandmother Swept Out to Sea After Posing for Picture on 'Ice Throne' https://t.co/JRSf9sbCAx— Anum (@Anum)1551686998.0
Just like a real life Elsa from Frozen.Which of course we get. Who wouldn't want to look like the ice queen herself whilst on holiday? It's the dream.
Unfortunately a large wave started to carry her away from the safety of the shore.
And unfortunately Judith does not have super powers like Elsa.So she was unable to freeze the water and makeshift herself a slide or similar escape route back to the safety of the land. Thankfully, a quick thinking boat captain came to her rescue.
But not before her concerned son took a few photos of her plight.
Grandma Peacefully Drifts Off Out To Sea On An Iceberg After Deciding To Take Pics On It - https://t.co/jWkjSymql8 https://t.co/oZ7WjHYRNB— Miami Codemasters (@Miami Codemasters)1551661563.0
And here is what he had to say about the incident. All hail the Iceberg Queen.
My grandmother almost got lost at sea in Iceland today lmaoooo https://t.co/osHrwTEkyr— i dont think so (@i dont think so)1551114637.0
Catherine then posted her grandmother's disaster day all over Twitter.
This grandma had to be rescued after posing on a throne-shaped iceberg and was washed out to sea… https://t.co/CmaYwZCodf— The Poke (@The Poke)1551653700.0
According to Judith, it just looked like a bit of fun.She has since explained that she did not see the harm in climbing aboard the throne. "I thought it was safe. I don't weigh very much so it was a little easy to float off I guess."
Plus she had already seen several others posing on it.
But most shocking to some is that the son's first instinct was to take more photos!
#PollOfTheWeek: What would you do if you saw your grandma floating away to sea on an ice throne?— Insanity Radio 103.2FM (@Insanity Radio 103.2FM)1551650223.0
But the dubious intentions of the son aside, most found the whole story hilarious.
@hoseokgravity @Xiushook HAHAHAHA it’s okay i felt bad laughing at it too 😂😩— jinnie⁷ (@jinnie⁷)1551270759.0
Others loved the son's comments as he shared the tale with his daughter.Just in case she thought he was kidding about the whole grandma lost at sea messages, he thought best to clarify that it was no joke. She was actually drifting slowly away into the unknown depths of the sea.
Some just shook their heads in disbelief.
@selamatharienam @nekonigirii @Xiushook @tomasGeir https://t.co/V9awIxkBQe— Awa (@Awa)1551265167.0
Elsa better up her game.
@Xiushook Legit Elsa is shook— Colby and Brennen (@Colby and Brennen)1551535254.0
A kindred spirit.
@Xiushook @MaraWilson @Cody_Asche don’t let this happen to me when we go because i know that if it’s going to be ei… https://t.co/3MYV5iYXwA— maci (but spooky) (@maci (but spooky))1551399051.0
On a more serious note.
@Xiushook This is no joke. She´s lucky to be alive. Iceland is as dangerous as it is beautiful. Stay save. Greatings from Iceland.— Kristín Ásta Ólafsdóttir (@Kristín Ásta Ólafsdóttir)1551605220.0
As are others.
@Xiushook Oh no! Lol I feel bad for laughing! But glad she’s safe!! ❤️❤️— ⚯͛ △⃒⃘lways 9¾ (@⚯͛ △⃒⃘lways 9¾)1551115901.0